Nasi Lemak of Malaysia

It was already past lunch time when we realized we are starving. We only had cereals and a cupcake that morning, I remembered. And since the price of restaurants inside Universal Studios are ridiculously high, we decided to look for affordable options outside. Then we found Malaysian Food Street. Although we are not sure if it is indeed authentic, we tried it nonetheless.


Once inside, we saw a lot of people eating. It was pretty much like your normal food court, albeit bigger. There was a long line of food stalls, with cheap eats ranging from $7 and up. There is a variety of cuisines to choose from:  Thai, Indian, Chinese, Singaporean, and of course, Malaysian.We had some real difficulty choosing which one to eat. But alas, we found one with less queueing and a very tempting aroma.

Nasi Lemak is a popular dish in Malaysia, Singapore, Brunei and South of Thailand. It is also considered the national dish of Malaysia. It is usually composed of: rice (cooked in coconut milk and pandan leaves), sambal, anchovies, boiled egg, roasted peanuts and some slices of cucumber. It is best eaten on a banana leaf for a more traditional sense.


The verdict? I loved the garlic chicken and roasted peanuts the most. The sweet aroma of the coconut rice was appetizing. The hint of spice brought about by sambal evened out the crispiness of the chicken and anchovies.The cucumbers and peanuts are a perfect way to finish off your meal.

What are you waiting for? Look out for the nearest Malaysian restaurant you can find and see for yourself. Or might as well make one of your own. I am sure it will be equally delicious!


Portuguese Egg Tarts

Probably one of the  best custard desserts I have tried are the infamous Portuguese egg tarts of Macau. No wonder majority of the tourists flock at the Senado Square for a taste of this. With so many stores to choose from, you will definitely have a difficult time. But the wait is all worth it, that I guarantee.

Two of the most visited shops would be Lord Stow’s Bakery and Koi Kei. Best eaten when hot! It was a dollar apiece. I guess we saved a lot when we bought a big box and divided it amongst ourselves.

Ingredients include, but not limited to, egg white, milk, honey-egg, and sugar. There are variations of the traditional milk or egg custard, whichever you prefer. I have also seen some flavored ones like chocolate, cinnamon and matcha (green-tea) sets.


You can also find several types of egg tarts somewhere in Asia, especially Hong Kong. I haven’t tried those so I cannot compare. I may have to taste it myself to see which one is the best. But you may check out the stores of Lord Stow in Japan and the Philippines, and might as well grab yourself a box of this delicious dessert. Bon appetit!

Kueh Lapis of Indonesia

It was such a regret that I only bought two of these cakes with me. It was sooooo delicious! My family devoured the whole box in a few minutes! It was that good.

This cake is called kueh lapis, and is quite popular in Indonesia. It is a traditional snack of colourful layered soft rice flour pudding. As you can see from the picture, it usually consists of two alternating coloured layers, thus the name of the cake. Ingredients include, but not limited to, rice flour, sago, coconut milk, sugar, salt and food coloring. This cake is steamed gradually, and layers are subsequently added in alternating order to avoid different colours mixing together. This method will create layered pudding-cake.

Yes, it is indeed healthy. The fact that it is steamed and the ingredients are mostly derived from natural resources makes it a must-try among its counterparts.

When we arrived at the bakeshop, we were given several samples to choose from. Flavors range from the original (and the bestseller!), durian, plum/raisin, cinnamon, cheese, mocha and of course, my favorite chocolate. I especially enjoyed cinnamon and mocha. They were all tasteful! I had difficulty which one to choose. In the end, I eventually picked chocolate and cinnamon. I ate half of the chocolate on our way home and was really satisfied. Ugh. I wish I could have bought more! I want to try all the flavors!

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If you happen to pass by Singapore or any of the Indonesian islands, do yourself a favor and grab a box of these! I guarantee you freshness and satisfaction in every slice. Check out the other flavors as well, if you can! Enjoy 🙂